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Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Illinois Wesleyan University, School of Theatre Arts

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Lighting Design
Job Location: Bloomington , IL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Arts: visual & performing arts
Application Closing Date: 12/15/2018
Date Posted: 2018-10-17
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design
Illinois Wesleyan University

The School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 1, 2019.

This position combines both teaching and production responsibilities. Our current two/three year course rotation includes Technical Drawing, Lighting Design, Fundamentals of Design, Theatre Laboratory/practicum, introductory Lighting and Sound technology, Sound Design, and upper level Practicums. Expertise with Vectorworks and Q-Lab software required.

Further responsibilities include: Designing or supervising student designers for our Mainstage and laboratory season and supervision of undergraduate students enrolled in Theatre Laboratory to mount lighting designs and sound rigs.

Job Requirements

Candidates should possess an MFA and have experience teaching design and related technical courses in lighting and sound, and instructing in shop situations at the undergraduate level.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Send application electronically, including in your cover letter a statement describing your perspectives on and, preferably, experience with promoting inclusion, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, three letters of reference, and portfolio or Website address by December 15, 2018 to:

Jean Kerr, Director, School of Theatre Arts
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900

This is a nine-month appointment at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Effective date: August 1, 2019.

Illinois Wesleyan University is an EOE and invites applications from women and minorities. The School of Theatre Arts seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diversity in our environment embraces the acceptance of a multiplicity of diverse backgrounds and worldviews. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies, as we believe that such experiences are both institutional and service imperatives. We encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working with diverse communities.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jean Kerr as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jean Kerr


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